In a development that will delight cricket enthusiasts globally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has successfully persuaded the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to designate a reserve day for the much-anticipated match between Pakistan and India on September 10th. This agreement marks this face-off as the sole Asia Cup encounter to have a backup date due to the existing weather conditions in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the host city for the remaining matches of Asia Cup 2023.
Due to the persistent rain forecast, which had previously caused the cancellation of their encounter on September 2nd, the PCB had continuously urged the ACC to allocate a reserve day to prevent a potential washout, given that there is a significant precipitation likelihood on the scheduled day.
Following the PCB’s persistent appeals, the ACC agreed to set up a reserve day on September 11th, safeguarding the high-stake match from being affected by adverse weather conditions. In the event of weather disruptions on the 10th, the game will recommence from the halted point on the next day. The ACC issued a statement advising ticket holders to retain their tickets as they will be valid for the reserve day, ensuring fans can witness the continuation of the cricketing battle between teams led by Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma.
However, it’s crucial to note that utilizing the reserve day will require the Indian team to play consecutively, as they are slated to face Sri Lanka on September 12th.